Junk

Junk Letting go is the first step to healing or bringing it all crashing down When an avalanche of books cuts off access to his living room university librarian Jasper Richardson can no longer ignore the

  • Title: Junk
  • Author: Josephine Myles
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  • Page: 108
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  • Junk

    Letting go is the first step to healing or bringing it all crashing down.When an avalanche of books cuts off access to his living room, university librarian Jasper Richardson can no longer ignore the truth His ever growing piles of books, magazines and newspapers can no longer be classified as a collection It s a hoard, and he needs professional help.Professional cluttLetting go is the first step to healing or bringing it all crashing down.When an avalanche of books cuts off access to his living room, university librarian Jasper Richardson can no longer ignore the truth His ever growing piles of books, magazines and newspapers can no longer be classified as a collection It s a hoard, and he needs professional help.Professional clutter clearer and counselor Lewis Miller thinks he s seen it all, but even he has to admit he s shocked Not so much by the state of Jasper s house, but by the level of attraction he still feels for the sexy bookworm he remembers from school.What a shame that Lewis s ethical code forbids relationships with clients As Jasper makes slow but steady progress, though, the magnetic pull between them is so strong even Lewis is having trouble convincing himself it s a temporary emotional attachment arising from the therapeutic process.Jasper longs to prove to Lewis that this is the real deal But first he ll have to lay bare the root of his hoarding problem and reveal the dark secret hidden behind his walls of books Product WarningsContains a level headed counselor with a secret addiction, a bespectacled geek with a sweet tooth, a killer to be read pile, embarrassing parents, a van called Alice, and deliciously British slang.

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    1. Loederkoningin

      It's a lousy job, but someone's gotta be the odd one out there. And who is more experienced than I, the Magnificent Anti-Raver?:pOkay, whatever. I'm going to quickly scribble down my thoughts here. Will keep things very short and to the point this time. This book wasn't for me. No issues with the writing itself, which was effective and enjoyably interspersed with British charm and humor. And then there was Jos, the awfully Dutch Dutchman, whose attitude hit close to home and made me laugh. At fi [...]

    2. Josephine Myles

      I've wanted to write about a hoarder for a while, as I'm absolutely fascinated by documentaries about people who've filled their homes with so much stuff they can no longer get into some of the rooms. I suspect part of my obsession stems from my own issues around acquiring and letting go of possessions. I'm much better than I used to be, but there have been times in my life when I've been forced to let go of vast quantities of "useful" stuff I was hanging on to. Mainly clothing and fabric, but a [...]

    3. Mandy*reads obsessively*

      It'sout !4.25*Wow, what a story. I downloaded it immediate this morning when Samhain sent my notification email (thank you Samhain for that service ).I spent almost all day in Jasper and Lewis's world and loved it there. I'm actually very upset that it's over.Jasper is a hoarder and it was very interesting to see the reasons behind it, even though they weren't conscious thoughts, it is always amazing what your mind and subconscious, your feelings and conscience actually cause in physical manifes [...]

    4. Heidi Cullinan

      I have autobuy authors, and one of them is Josephine Myles. As soon as her books come up for preorder on , I click the green button, and often I’m so excited a book is coming that I do it several different times, which makes point out I can’t buy the book because I already did. So you can imagine my squee when she asked if I would mind giving her a quote for her upcoming release, Junk. Of course I didn’t mind—but now I got to read it EARLY! I WIN .Having finished a few days ago, this is [...]

    5. Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

      *2.5 stars*I'm a pretty big Josephine Myles fan, with How to Train Your Dom in Five Easy Steps being one of my favorite books, but this book yeah, it didn't quite work for me. I've had a fascination with hoarders for as long as I've known that hoarding was a thing. I actually totally understand the mentality of a hoarder, and I've been wanting to read a romance with a hoarder MC for a long time. I'm not sure that this was that book for me. I found the MCs to be developed and charming, but I had [...]

    6. Macky

      BUDDY READ WITH TINA, GINA & BEV 2013Thanks guys! :D I amSOnot a hoarder. I hate clutter and mess and I adore having a throw out on a regular basisI find it cathartic and I love it when I know that even stuff in my drawers ( which is out of sight ) is all tidy and nice and bonny! So I find it really hard to understand how people cope when it gets to the state that poor sweet Japer had got to, where he practically couldn't move for the amount of books, magazines and papers that filled his hou [...]

    7. Kaje Harper

      I really enjoyed this story of Jasper, a librarian whose home and life have been taken over by the books he hoards. He has moved beyond collecting, into an obsessive accumulation of anything with the written word, stacked in piles and filling rooms, until sometimes a book avalanche keeps a door from opening. He has reached the point where the books circumscribe his life so much, that he finally works up the energy and nerve to ask for help.Carroll and Lewis Miller run a service specifically for [...]

    8. Mark

      A delightful story with vibrant characters and a British touch. I loved the whole idea of this story and its concept. Dealing with a serious issue, but done very sensitively, leading to an entertaining and fascinating read.Jasper is a hoarder; he hoards books in his house until he can hardly get into any of the rooms in the house. It’s also a dangerous and life threatening situation; one book avalanche and he could be buried forever if not seriously injured. After adding one book to another on [...]

    9. R * A Reader Obsessed *

      3.5 HeartsUnique in topic, I was intrigued about this story on hoarding. Often fascinated and a bit uncomfortable, I felt empathy and sympathy as I rallied for the two MC’s to achieve success in their lives and each other.Jasper definitely has some issues. He knows it and wants to change, but he’s just so scared to take that first step. His stash of books, magazines, and various paper paraphernalia, all with potentially useful knowledge, has taken years to acquire. Such a collection has fill [...]

    10. Ann

      Firstly, I am a huge Josephine Myles fan and I really was able to put my finger on why with this book. When describing the characters in her books, I can't use any stereotypes. I can start out that way, hot nerd, twink, jock, alpha, whatever. Then I start reading further, get to know the characters, all their flaws and quirks, and all the lines get blurred. Now I'm not reading about things happening to a character, I'm reading about people. Fully fleshed out, multi dimensional people.Jasper is a [...]

    11. Bev

      Shed a few happy tears at the end of this one, loved the ending. A romantic novel from Jo with a twist, that twist being that one of the MC's was emotionally disturbed to the point where he could have been buried under piles of books at the drop of a hat!! 5 stars from me and Time is short, so let's get this show on the road. I adored Jasper, no other word for it, completely and utterly adored him and yes, I totally got where all of his anxieties stemmed from. A mother who didn't really treat hi [...]

    12. Susan

      The premise for this story is really fascinating to me: Jasper, a man with some past emotional hurts hides from life as a hoarder. He calls in a professional “clutter cleaning” service that deals with these very situations and in walks Lewis, the man of his dreams.Kudos to Josephine Myles because I don’t think she took the easy way out in this one. It was…labored…there are layers upon layers (much like the books upon books stacked high in Jasper’s home) of issues that have to be deal [...]

    13. Tina

      Jasper has been living as a hoarder since his mother died years ago. His house is filled with books and newspapers. As he is a librarian and surrounded by books day by day, he can’t help himself but collect them. He wants the books to stay safe in his care. Lewis, still living with his parents at the age of thirty (wtf?), is a professional clutter clearer and counselor. He helps Jasper deal with his hoarding problem and the two of them are immediately attracted to each other. Lewis isn’t the [...]

    14. Gina

      I have always avoided the shows that talk about hoarders, I simply don’t understand the compulsion. So when i was asked to do a BR I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy it. I am happy to say I enjoyed this book thoroughly! This romance book gave me a small insight into this terrible affliction, compulsion. Jasper is a university librarian, since the death of his mom he has been collecting books, magazines, paper. Piles of collections litter his home and prevent him from accessing most of his house. [...]

    15. Debra

      4.5 starsI have to admit to a bit of a fascination with hoarders so this book was on my radar for a while. Jasper is a quiet librarian living alone since the death of his mother. His house has become a prison of his own making, full of books, newspapers and magazines to such an extent that the doors to many rooms can no longer be opened and he has only small pathways to get from one place to the next. It has gotten to the point that being in the home causes him such great anxiety, he has finally [...]

    16. Therese

      This story sounded so good when reading the blurb, but it took me several months to finish it…It felt overlong and repetitive sometimes.Jasper and Lewis were a bit flip floppy in my prejudiced mind. (view spoiler)[ in the beginning, it felt like Jasper was going to be the shy nerd bottom, who will get the help from strong Lewis (just the way I like and expect it) . But Lewis turned out to be a not-so-toppy shopaholic who likes moving in with boyfriends asap, in order to get out of his parents [...]

    17. Lenore

      I like Josephine Myles's writing. Her wry, bright characters are easy to love, so I keep coming back to her books even though they're usually average reads for me, overall.There were a few extra things that didn't sit well with me in Junk though. The premise made me squirm. I don't find a hoarder—even one of books—sexually attractive. I kept picturing all the dust and the mould and the dirt accumulating in Jasper's home; how he had to keep his clothes on his bed because he couldn't reach his [...]

    18. Katharina

      3.5Man, I wanted to review this book for so long! It's been on my to-review shelf for what seems like ever, but I never seemed to get around to it. Well I'll just try to do my best now.Let me say first that I thought this was a good book. The topic of this story is really interesting - I've never read a story before where one of the protagonists was a hoarder! A great premise, and, I think, a topic well researched and generally well done. Hoarding is a disorder that is very hard to grasp for peo [...]

    19. Eli Easton

      I read this straight through, though it's longish for me (300+ pages). I enjoyed it a lot. There was a great deal of information about hoarding and the book certainly carried that theme very strongly and not just in a surface fashion. Great research on the part of the author. I love a good nerd character and Jasper was all that. I felt for him and his hoarding was believable. The nudist parents were priceless.I understood why Lewis felt a ethical dilemna about getting involved with a client, and [...]

    20. Tami (synchro from BL)

      Review might contain spoilers!I didn't like this as much as I thought.It was very well written, but the topic threw me off. I found the hoarding depressing and the whole client-therapist-relation for the lovers is not something I find charming or romantic. Maybe I am too harsh here, but that's how I feel - which is certainly caused majorly by my own experiences.Jasper's pain and his compulsive behaviour were described very poignantly - it came through very clearly without being pathetic or over- [...]

    21. Sunny

      Beautiful characterization. Everything felt so real- actions were consistent with personalities and motivations made sense. I love when that happens. The dialogue between all the characters was also very well done, but it was Jasper's voice that really got to me. His inner thoughts kept me grinning when I wasn't dealing with an overwhelming urge to hug him. It all worked together to show how Jasper felt about his hoarding and how it affected his life as well as how he felt about Lewis. At first, [...]

    22. Anke

      Very nice, heartfelt and warm story and one that had me embracing my kindle with so much more love! Imagine all the batches of books I am spared:) Yes, I totally felt with Jasper, might be because the author chose a book hoarding fellow - we all can relate to that, can't we? But nevertheless, the way he finally faced his problem, calling for help, falling for Lewis and knowing exactly what he wanted - despite Lewis 'I'm so professional, this can't be true' attitude, yes, simply heartwarming. Ok, [...]

    23. Fiordiligii

      I must confess I had some serious difficulties getting into the story and connecting with the characters. It definitely should be mentioned that Junk doesn't feature typical romance heroes, one still living with his parents at the age of thirty, the other one being a compulsive hoarder.I know little about this affliction outside of a few documentaries and I have to confess, they usually grossed me out. The houses shown tended to be messy, dirty, neglected and sometimes downright disgusting.Thank [...]

    24. Candice

      Oh my. My calendar has this HUGE orange star on it with JUNK and 7 exclamation points after it. I kept counting down the days til the 27th. I think I was excited about this story ;) Hoarding?! EEK! I want in his head!I did, I got in there, and my what a place that was. My heart ached for Jasper. All that grief and guilt. All that loneliness when all he wanted for someone to stand by his side. I loved when he got mad. That anger meant passion and that passion brought a certain quality to Jasper t [...]

    25. Lori

      Okay, well I've literally sat down all day reading because I couldn't put this book down. Jasper has a problem hoarding books (I'm feeling you Jasper, I really am) and Lewis is half of the clearing out company he hires to help him with his problem. Despite growing feelings between the two men, Lewis is trying not to let the relationship develop as he feels he is abusing his power as therapist to Jasper. He's worried that Jasper's feelings are really only a transference of the safety he feels wit [...]

    26. V

      I'm going to be the odd one out here, for me this story wasn't great by far.If I look at this story as a way of knowing more about people suffering from Hoarding disorder, the story was wonderful, now that I understand more about it I'm a little more sympathetic, which I wasn't before. I never understood hoarders, my motto is, if you don't use it get rid of it.The things that I didn't like:Lewis parents, why spoiled a wonderful story with those people? I find it more annoying the mother reading [...]

    27. Bitchie

      Very sweet, slow burn romance. There was no one not to love in this book, the love interests, the friends, the family, everyone was wonderful. I had moments to laugh and moments to tear up over the things Jasper went through. I thought the hoarding part of the story was also very well done, and was happy that Jasper's growth didn't happen overnight, that time was spent getting to the bottom of his issues. Highly recommend.A question for other Myles readers- Is there a story about Brandon and Jos [...]

    28. Simon

      Great story. I love the tv programmes about hoarding and it was good to see some of the background in this novel as to why people hoard.I loved Lewis one of the two M.C.'s although his sister Carroll, needed some more development to be that strong, female character.So we have the HEA, two lovely characters, a strong plot, great story. Little angst, no homophobia and general acceptance all round. Loved it.

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